International student enrollment increases 15 percent

December 2, 2008

KALAMAZOO, MI–Western Michigan University saw double-digit growth in international and study abroad enrollment this fall, due in large part to increased scholarship programs. Compared to the last academic year, WMU’s international student enrollment grew by 15.2 percent, raising the total to 1,114 degree-seeking international students on campus in this fall. full story
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After six-year decline, international student enrollment up 15% at WMU

November 19, 2008

KALAMAZOO, MI–After declining for six consecutive school years, Western Michigan University has seen a 15 percent increase in the number of international students on campus, thanks in part to an influx of 100 pupils from the Dominican Republic. full story
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LAUP releases annual report

November 12, 2008

HOLLAND, MI–Though Latin Americans United for Progress recently released its 2007 annual report, organization officials already are looking ahead to next year. LAUP has seen increases in volunteer hours and programs. “We have a lot of room for growth,” said group Executive Director Bert Jara of next year’s report full story
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Girls have harder time than boys adjusting in language-learning environment

October 10, 2008

EAST LANSING, MI–who don’t share a common language may have more difficulty adjusting socially than boys, according to surprising new Michigan State University research looking at language acquisition among young children. A study of 3- to 6-year-olds attending an international school in Beijing found that in general full story